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Historic Photos of Charlotte

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173 pagine
35 minuti
Pubblicato:
Dec 1, 2006
ISBN:
9781618586087
Formato:
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Historic Photos of Charlotte captures the historical growth of the Queen City"" in still photography from the top archives in the area. Stunning black and white photography with most of the photographs never been published before in this beautiful coffee table book. The book follows life, government, events and people important to Charlotte history and the building of this unique late blooming city. Spanning over two centuries and two hundred photographs, this is a must have for any long-time resident or history lover of Charlotte.""
Pubblicato:
Dec 1, 2006
ISBN:
9781618586087
Formato:
Libro

Informazioni sull'autore

Author and local historian Ryan L. Sumner selected these images from a variety of sources, including the department�s archives, the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, University of North Carolina�Charlotte, the families of current and retired officers, and the Charlotte Observer. This volume is adapted from Behind the Badge: Policing in Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, 1865�2009, a collaborative exhibit of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department and the Charlotte Museum of History that was curated by Sumner. This book is sponsored by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Benevolent Fund, a nonprofit organization.

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Historic Photos of Charlotte - Ryan L. Sumner

HISTORIC PHOTOS OF

CHARLOTTE

TEXT AND CAPTIONS BY RYAN L. SUMNER

Looking across Charlotte’s cityscape.

HISTORIC PHOTOS OF

CHARLOTTE

Turner Publishing Company

200 4th Avenue North • Suite 950

Nashville, Tennessee 37219

(615) 255-2665

www.turnerpublishing.com

Historic Photos of Charlotte

Copyright © 2006 Turner Publishing Company

All rights reserved.

This book or any part thereof may not be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publisher.

Library of Congress Control Number: 2006933649

ISBN-10: 1-59652-282-8

ISBN-13: 978-1-59652-282-4

Printed in China

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CONTENTS

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

PREFACE

THE BIRTH OF A TEXTILE TYCOON

BIG BUSINESS TAKES THE STAGE

WATCH CHARLOTTE GROW

STRENGTH AND RESOLVE

NOTES ON THE PHOTOGRAPHS

Cedric Cornbread Maxwell led the University of North Carolina at Charlotte 49ers to victory in the NIT tournament in 1976 and to the NCAA Final Four in 1977. Maxwell was picked number 12 in the ’77 NBA draft by the Boston Celtics, for whom he played for 8 of his 11 years as a professional.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

This volume, Historic Photos of Charlotte, is the result of the cooperation and efforts of many individuals, organizations, institutions, and corporations. It is with great thanks that we acknowledge the valuable contribution of the following for their generous support:

Mary Boyer

Carolinas Aviation Commission

Duke Energy

Federal Reserve

J. Murrey Atkins Library

Levine Museum of the New South

North Carolina State Archives

Public Library of Charlotte in Mecklenburg

University of North Carolina at Charlotte Archives

We would also like to thank Robin Brabham and Shelia Bumgarner for valuable contributions and assistance in making this work possible.

PREFACE

Charlotte has thousands of historic photographs that reside in archives, both locally and nationally. This book began with the observation that, while those photographs are of great interest to many, they are not easily accessible. During a time when Charlotte is looking ahead and evaluating its future course, many people are asking, How do we treat the past? These decisions affect every aspect of the city—architecture, public spaces, commerce, infrastructure—and these, in turn, affect the way that people live their lives. This book seeks to provide easy access to a valuable, objective look into the history of Charlotte.

The power of photographs is that they are less subjective than words in their treatment of history. Although the photographer can make decisions regarding subject matter and how to capture and present it, photographs do not provide the breadth of interpretation that text does. For this reason, they offer an original, untainted perspective that allows the viewer to interpret and observe.

This project represents countless hours of review and research. The researchers and writer have reviewed thousands of photographs in numerous archives. We greatly appreciate the generous assistance of the individuals and organizations listed in the acknowledgments of this work, without whom this project could not have been completed.

The goal in publishing this work is to provide broader access to this set of extraordinary photographs that seek to inspire, provide perspective, and evoke insight that might assist people who are responsible for determining Charlotte’s future. In addition, the book seeks to preserve the past with adequate respect and reverence.

With the exception of touching up imperfections that have accrued with the passage of time and cropping where necessary, no other changes have been made. The

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